Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Velo Files: Who Will Win Roubaix?

11 April 2015 | 16:00 - By Anthony Tan

Likened to a 250 kilometre elimination race, Paris-Roubaix is, both literally and metaphorically, a last-man standing sort of affair. Anthony Tan surveys seven with the wherewithal to win 'The Hell of the North'.

Killer punch... Alexander Kristoff. (AAP)

Killer punch... Alexander Kristoff. (AAP)

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Velo Files: Who will win De Ronde?

04 April 2015 | 18:00 - By Anthony Tan

The absence of two of the biggest names has made this year's Tour of Flanders an atypically wide-open affair. Anthony Tan looks at six riders with a chance of winning De Ronde.


"Already since last year, I felt that I can win this race": Sep Vanmarcke. (AFP)

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Velo Files: Open Slather

28 March 2015 | 22:00 - By Anthony Tan

Not in a decade or more have the Spring Classics looked such a wide open affair - and so far, writes Anthony Tan, it's been absolutely brilliant.

Reversal of fortune... Team Sky has enjoyed a very different start to that of their season previous. (AFP)

Reversal of fortune... Team Sky has enjoyed a very different start to that of their season previous. (AFP)

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Velo Files: The Invisible Man

23 March 2015 | 23:00 - By Anthony Tan

For Bling to one day win at Milan-San Remo, he must follow the path of The Invisible Man, writes Anthony Tan.


"It took me four years to gain the necessary experience": 2015 Milan-San Remo winner John Degenkolb. (ANSA/Dal Zennaro)

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Velo Files: Who Will Win M-SR?

20 March 2015 | 23:00 - By Anthony Tan

Milan-San Remo is nothing if not long and unpredictable. Nonetheless, Anthony Tan looks at eight men who can cross La Via Roma's white line first in the season's first Monument.

In from the cold... Alexander Kristoff prevails in the 2014 edition of Milan-San Remo. (Getty)

In from the cold... Alexander Kristoff prevails in the 2014 edition of Milan-San Remo. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Coming... hors catégorie Nairo!

18 March 2015 | 19:00 - By Anthony Tan

If Tirreno-Adriatico was he at 80 percent, expect to see a hors catégorie Nairo Quintana before too long, writes Anthony Tan.

A weapon with a weapon... Nairo Quintana. (ANSA/RCS)

A weapon with a weapon... Nairo Quintana. (ANSA/RCS)

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Velo Files: Some Nice, some not so Nice

16 March 2015 | 22:00 - By Anthony Tan

Despite the absence of a few super heavy hitters, this year's Paris-Nice was no less revealing, writes Anthony Tan.

The race of truth doth not lie... Frenchman Tony Gallopin ceded his race lead to Richie Porte on the final day of Paris-Nice, a 9.5km uphill time trial on the Col d'Eze.

The race of truth doth not lie... Frenchman Tony Gallopin ceded his race lead to Richie Porte on the final day of Paris-Nice, a 9.5km uphill time trial on the Col d'Eze.

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Velo Files: Of Moment & Circumstance...

02 March 2015 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

The Classics season is just two races in but has already told us plenty. Writes Anthony Tan, what happened this past weekend is a portent of things to come this European Spring.

Putting Etixx-Quick-Step to the sword... Ian Stannard of Team Sky (L), despite being outnumbered three-to-one at Het Nieuwsblad last Saturday, provided a masterclass in power and tactics. (AFP)

Putting Etixx-Quick-Step to the sword... Ian Stannard of Team Sky (L), despite being outnumbered three-to-one at Het Nieuwsblad last Saturday, provided a masterclass in power and tactics. (AFP)

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